Ashford Elwick Place

Kent: CGIs turned into reality in large-scale developments

Here we look back at a mix of residential, leisure and retail developments across Kent and how they compare to their artists impressions. Ashford Ashford Designer Outlet The Ashford Designer Outlet has been a popular attraction since opening in 2000. Due to its popularity, chiefs at McArthurGlen – which owns the shopping complex – announced expansion plans in November 2013. Artists impressions of the £90 million outlet expansion The completed outlet along Newtown Road in AshfordAfter two years of construction work, shopping centre bosses cut the ribbon on the £90 million extension yesterday. It…

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Concept art for new Cineplex cinemas, by Junxion

Cineplex’s “Cinema of the Future”: movies, gaming, VR and live events

The Junxion complex will include cinema screens, amusement games, restaurants, virtual reality experiences and space for live events and entertainment. Canada’s largest exhibitor Cineplex is making its biggest bet on location based entertainment with Junxion, an all-in-one “cinema of the future” with movie theaters, virtual reality, amusement gaming, a food hall and space for live events and entertainment. “As Canada’s entertainment landscape continues to evolve, we are proudly introducing this state-of-the-art community hub where families and friends can come together to play, dine, unwind and have fun,” Cineplex president and…

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Artist impression of plans for Biggleston Yard, Canterbury

Derelict Canterbury department store to host new arcade and market

Highly-anticipated plans for the redevelopment of the former Nasons site in the city centre can today be exclusively revealed. They show a stunning glass-fronted transformation of the old department store in Canterbury which has stood derelict for more than a year. Re-named Biggleston Yard in a nod to its history, the scheme drawn up by architects includes a pedestrian retail arcade and market hall with a focus on food and drink, a new public open space as well as 38 flats and 28 “serviced” apartments. The site has been acquired…

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